Wednesday, 28 December 2011
What's all the fuss over young celebrities and their tattoos? Just this week, Vanessa Hudgens appeared on "Lopez Tonight" to promote her new movie, "Sucker Punch," and the conversation quickly turned from talk about her role in "High School Musical" to her new hard-core character in the movie. Lopez quizzed Hudgens about her new neck ink, as the former Disney star flashed her fresh butterfly tattoo. The 22-year-old actress did not get the design for the movie, though. She explained that the butterfly represented the Spanish word "mariposa," and that it is connected to the name Vanessa.
Tattoos on young celebrities are becoming more common. In fact, there are several young icons that have been inked as teenagers. Are these famous celebs following what is in fashion, rebelling against the status quo, or simply celebrating a rite of passage?
Demi Lovato, fresh out of a treatment facility in early 2011, is sporting tattoos that display the words "stay" on her left wrist and "strong" on her right, followed by a heart. She said the tattoos are a way to remember the Lovatics who supported her during a difficult time, and to remind herself and fans that things can get better. Demi's first tattoo, however, was revealed right before she turned 17. It is located on her rib cage and reads, "You make me beautiful," the lyrics from a song by contemporary Christian artist, Bethany Dillon. The "Camp Rock" star's tattoos obviously hold special meaning for her.
Justin Bieber is another well-known celeb who was branded for a 16th birthday celebration. The Biebs' tattoo, the outline of a seagull from the novella "Jonathan Livingston Seagull," appears on his left hip. JB's ink is apparently a rite of passage, and this particular image is a family tradition.
Miley Cyrus is on her fifth tattoo to date. In February 2011, the 18-year-old actress was seen with adream catcher image embellishing her rib cage. Her latest design represents her four siblings. All of Cyrus' tattoos carry specific significance to her. The former "Hannah Montana" star's first inking, a rib-script of the words "just breathe," appeared in late 2009 when she was just 17.
According to a Rolling Stone interview with 23-year-old songstress Rihanna, the personal allure of getting tattoos may come from a pleasure-pain principle she sees in certain unfavorable circumstances in her own life.
With all this permanent pen action coming from the under-25 crowd of young Hollywood, who will be next in line for some body art?
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Monday, 19 December 2011
One of our most popular options for parties and events is our airbrush tattoo service. We currently have 450 full-color tattoo designs with everything from Hello Kitty to Tribal art. We also have a Special Collection of designs upon request, however, these take longer to apply which means we cannot guarantee our standard minimum 40-45 tattoos per hour. We can also help you with Custom stencils for your special events. We have been a trusted provider of Airbrush tattoos for many years, offering the very best in family oriented fun for every type of party. Guests can enjoy having a temporary tattoo airbrushed right onto their skin that will stay beautiful and realistic for 2-7 days. Guests of all ages love them!
We have found that people of all ages line up for temporary tattoos. With this in mind, we offer designs that are suitable for all ages and events. Classic tattoo designs such as hearts, tribal bands and anchors; popular characters, animals and symbols—we have hundreds of design choices sure to please guys, girls, moms, kids and grandparents! You might be surprised who you see at our booth getting “inked.”
How it Works
When you’ve chosen your design and the spot you’d like it applied, our Whizz Tattoo airbrush artist will apply these temporary tattoos using a an airbrush gun capable of producing 9 colors (pink and purple included!). Our airbrush artist will then apply a stencil and spray your tattoo right onto your skin. The entire process takes a few seconds to about one minute, so the hardest part is picking your design! Each professional airbrush tattoo artist can produce at least 40 full-color airbrush tattoos per hour. If you are having a LARGE event, Whizz Tattoos can provide up to 10 airbrush artists at a time.
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Some Frequently Asked Questions
How long will my tattoo last? How can I make it last longer?
Our professionally applied airbrush tattoos will stay beautiful for 2-7 days, depending on where you choose to place it and how you care for it after the event. In order to make your tattoo last longer, you can follow these tips:
- Before you even get your tattoo, you can choose to have your tattoo applied to an area that isn’t constricted by or rubbed by clothes, such as under the waistband of your pants or under the seam of your shirt on your shoulder. Also consider activities that might cause more friction against an area, such a ball glove or towel wrapped around your neck at the gym, and avoid having your tattoo placed in these areas.
- After your tattoo is applied, don’t use body oil over the area, as this will remove your tattoo by releasing the bond of the paint to your skin. You can also apply powder, such as cornstarch or baby powder, over your tattoo daily to prevent oils from building up and shortening the life of your design.
- We use high quality, waterproof paints made especially for tattoos, however, swimming can shorten the length of time your tattoo stays adhered to your skin. A dip in the pool won’t remove your tattoo, but prolonged swimming will. Avoid long soaks in the pool or hot tub.
- You can wash your skin normally while your tattoo is in place, but don’t scrub with exfoliating soaps or products that contain alcohol, oils or heavy lotions. Keep your tattoo fresh by avoiding that area when you apply these items.
What kind of paints do you use? Are they safe?
The inks that we use for our Whizz airbrush tattoos are made especially for application to the skin. They are non-toxic and each ingredient is FDA approved and made of cosmetic grade ingredients.
How can I remove my airbrush tattoo?
While our tattoos are designed to last several days on most people, if you need to remove them, it’s simple to do. Just rub the tattoo with baby oil or use rubbing alcohol to rub the tattoo off.
Anyone can get temporary airbrush tattoos! That’s the fun of them! They are easy and fast to apply, and offer a better looking alternative to rub on temporary tattoos, which can look shiny and crack easily.
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
By Jon Warech
With "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" in theaters next week, we are reminded that there is something so permanently awesome about a really bad tattoo. From having an ex's name removed to facial impressions that are here to stay, check out these celebrities who had tattoos that went ink-redibly wrong.
A big Marilyn Monroe fan, Fox had the blond bombshell's face tattooed on her forearm when she was 18 years old. What the "Transformers" actress, now 25, isn't a fan of is personality disorders and bipolar behavior -- which Monroe suffered from -- so she's getting the tat removed. She told FHM, "I do not want to attract this kind of negative energy in my life."
Sunday, 11 December 2011
Friday, 9 December 2011
Demi Lovato added a new tattoo to her already extensive collection of ink.
"Sometimes you just gotta have a little bit of....." the Disney star-turned-singer tweeted last night, along with a Picture of the word "Faith" on her arm.
She later tweeted that her father didn't know she had gotten another tattoo until he saw it on the JumboTron during her concert last night.
The tattoo is one of a few for Demi, who already has a feather behind her ear, the words "Stay" and "Strong" on her wrists, the phrase "You make me beautiful" on her side and a cross on her hand.
Can getting inked—albeit temporarily—help a disadvantaged child all the way in Africa? It can with the Temporary Tattoo Project, a creative endeavor to raise money for Kenya’s 2 million homeless, orphaned, and abused children, 60,000 of whom live on the streets. Founded by Lauren Sauma and Robyn Fukumoto, the project enlisted six tattoo artists to create limited-edition works of art in support of Flying Kites, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit that provides healthcare, quality education, and empowerment to a child in need of sponsorship. Each artist was paired with a Flying Kites participant who served as the inspiration for the designs, which range from biplane-riding lions to stampeding horses to reflect that child’s hopes and dreams.
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
Monday, 5 December 2011
|Juanita Kakoty speaks to Ami James and etches out the different strokes of ‘NY Ink’ as compared to its earlier version, ‘Miami Ink’.|
|Celebrity tattoo artist Ami James was the frontrunner of the hit American Reality TV series, Miami Ink. He has now moved base from South Beach, Miami to New York, where he has set up shop with an all new crew. His experience in New York is the dough for a new series — NY Ink, which premiered recently on TLC.|
James speaks of how NY Ink is different from Miami Ink — “The tattoos have changed a bit. The styles of tattooing right now are a little more hip. We have, luckily, this beautiful shop in the middle of SoHo, which is in the heart of the Art District of New York City; the oldest Art District. The whole vibe of being in SoHo and being around all the art and galleries makes it the Mecca for artists. It’s like being part of a quintessential New York lifestyle and its family of artists.
TLC’s NY Ink is a lot faster paced, if you ask me. Also, we have New Yorkers in every episode, which is something that we never had in Miami Ink — New Yorkers who have stumbled onto something hard and have managed to put that behind them with a commemorative tattoo. And this season is going to be even better because we’ve got this machine as well oiled as possible.”
At this point, James reveals that, when first conceived of, the reality series was to originally begin in New York.
Circumstances made Miami the choice. “Initially when Charlie Corwin, the
producer of the show, and I met, it was in New York City. At that time, I was living in New York for 14 years, pretty much back and forth. I would do summers in New York and winters in Miami. I started tattooing in New York as much as I started tattooing in Miami. I know Miami was my first apprenticeship, but going up to New York meant learning from the other artists and being around people like Chris Garver.
Initially, the show was supposed to be New York Ink before Miami Ink. This was seven years ago and there were risks. What if the show didn’t make it? There was the fear of losing all that money. Hence, it just made more sense to go down to Miami, which meant a quarter of the price and it was still a thriving city.”
Talking about tattooing and reality TV, James reflects, “A reality show definitely gives you a form of fame. And when fame comes, certain things are lost forever, or at least for a while. And I think you lose some of the things you used to enjoy as an artist — the freedom to just go and do your own thing, the freedom to be unperturbed by your surroundings. But, on the other side, there are perks. You’re able to provide for your family, and you’re able to start businesses. You try to become more of a grounded person who looks more into the future, rather than an artist that lives day by day. So, you lose something and you gain something. I think I was lucky that I was not very young when I got in there. I started at 33. I would’ve hated to see myself as a 22-year-old with that much fame. I think it would’ve probably killed me.”
Ami James was born on April 6, 1972; he was born and raised in Israel. “When I was 12, I moved to Miami with my mother and brother. At 17, I went back to Israel and joined the army for three years as a volunteer. It wasn’t mandatory because I wasn’t living in Israel, but since all the friends I grew up with had to do their time, I felt I should probably do the same.”
James returned to Miami when he was 20 and started his tattoo career. But, he admits, his association with tattoos started in Israel while volunteering with the army.
“I was getting tattooed by a friend and when he took a break, I tried to finish my tattoo. That was my first glimpse of tattooing.”
However, he has always been an artist ever since he can remember. “I was one of those kids who couldn’t stop playing with his crayons. I drew all day. And then, that just evolved to art though I’ve never been to any art school. I never even graduated high school. I had attention deficit disorder and a pretty good learning disability at the time. It just made more sense to drop out and go into service.”
“My art has got me by my whole life.” And James got into tattooing because he was drawn to body suits as a child, has always loved martial arts and Asian imagery.
As he says, “I enjoy doing these best. That’s my thing.”